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Akute City, Ogun state

Urban and Master Planning

The development was borne out of the need to have a planned community in Ogun State which can also benefit socially and commercially from proximity to the nation’s commercial capital – Lagos. The site is an irregular shaped parcel of land bounded on the west by the Ogun River, and on the east by the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway.

The layout is conceived around neighborhood clusters radiating from a business district and social hub comprising offices, medium level social institutions, recreational grounds and a central services and management center.

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This is based on the concept of walkable and self-sustaining communities. Each neighborhood, with an average size of 100-150 hectares, is planned to have residential units of varying densities, together with ample open spaces and corner shops. More intense commercial and industrial activities are sited eastwards creating a buffer between the new city and the expressway.

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The Design

It was designed as a glass box, but with a façade clad with geometrically shaped Titanium Dioxide panels. This, apart from keeping the U-values low thereby reducing the cooling load within the building, also neutralizes certain pollutants in the air, purifying the atmosphere around the building.

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This, apart from keeping the U-values low thereby reducing the cooling load within the building, also neutralizes certain pollutants in the air, purifying the atmosphere around the building.

These together with other measures and components employed in the proposal are designed to enhance a good sustainability rating for the building. The project is in the Detailed Design stage, and it is hoped that it will be on site by Q1 of 2019.